Walks in and around Dursley

Dursley is located in a wonderful area for walking with routes heading into the Cotswolds, along the Cotswold Way, exploring the town of Dursley or many other options.

For details on some of these walks please click on the appropriate links below.

Walks from Cam and Dursley Station.

Cam and Dursley Railway station was opened in 1994 and to mark this occasion a series of walks were devised by Brian Davies. The walks are currently being reviewed an updated thanks to members of Dursley Welcomes Walkers and will be made available here for download.

The first of these walks can now be downloaded below, others will follow as they are updated.

Walk 1 Uley. A circular walk from Dursley and Cam station to Uley Bury. The walk follows paths with great long distance views on the way to visit some of the best viewpoints in the area. This walk is approximately 8.2 miles (or if you do the 2 suggested options 9 miles in length). The walk has 2 significant climbs. To download the walk details please click here for an A4 copy or here for an A4 split copy.  

Walk 4 Stinchcombe Hill. A circular walk from the railway station giving wonderful views north and south along the cotswold edge, over the Severn Vale and across to The Forest of Dean. Views also to The Malverns towards the north. To download the walk details please click here for an A4 copy, or here for an A5 copy

Thanks to Chris Keeling for his work on the maps.

(please note that due to building works along Box Road footpath closures and diversions may be in place, please follow diversions as indicated at the sites.)


The Lantern Way - A 14 mile Clockwise walk from Dursley Town Hall through Cam, Coaley and Uley and back to Dursley. The walk leaflet can be downloaded by clicking here.

The Lantern Way - For those wanting to walk The Lantern Way in a reverse (anti-clockwise) direction the instructions can be downloaded here.

Dursley Heritage Trail - A town walk starting from Dursley Town Hall highlighting some of Dursley's Heritage. This walk leaflet can be downloaded by clicking here.

Breakheart Trail - A 3 mile walk from Dursley to Breakheart Quarry and return to Dursley. Download a copy by clicking here.

Cam Peak - A 3 mile circular walk from Dursley visiting St Georges Church Cam and Cam peak. Download a copy by clicking here.

Cam and The Winterbothams - A 2 mile self led local history walk from Cam. Download a copy by clicking here.

Stinchcombe - A 3.5 mile circular walk from Stinchcombe Hill visiting the village of Stinchcombe. Download a copy by clicking here. (please note that the Dursley walk to Stinchcombe below follows the same route as this walk once you reach Stinchcombe Hill)

Stinchcombe - A 5 mile circular walk from Stinchcombe Hill visiting the village of Stinchcombe. Download a copy by clicking here. (please note that the Stinchcombe walk above follows the same route as this walk once you reach Stinchcombe Hill)

Health Walks in Dursley - For a copy of the 2017 Dursley Health Walks leaflet click here or to see our June 2017 schedule please click here.

Dursley Welcomes Walkers and Dursley Health Walk Leaders have worked in conjunction with Students from Rednock School to compile a series of self led Health Walks around Dursley. These can be downloaded here.

For the complete self led Health Walk Book containing 6 walks click here

For the individual walks click on the relevant walk number below

Walk 1  Dursley Health Walk 1- The Knapp.pdf  Walk 2 Dursley Health Walk 2 Riverside walk.pdf

Walk 3 Dursley Health Walk 3 Bridleway Walk.pdf Walk 4 Dursley Health Walk 4 Dursley Meander.pdf

Walk 5 Dursley Health Walk 5 Woodland Avenue.pdf Walk 6 Dursley Health Walk 6 Dursley Stroll.pdf

A virtual tour of Dursley has been created by Andy Barton, with lots of photographs and views, for details of this Click here

John Harris's Walking in Gloucestershire

John Harris on his website "Walking in England" has walks in Gloucestershire and several in and around the Dursley area. To see the walks in Gloucestershire please click on this link.

The Cotswold Way National Trail

Dursley is situated on the Cotswold Way – walks in either direction are possible using buses and trains. A couple of ideas for Public Transport walks are-
                Ryeford to Dursley. For this walk why not catch the Stagecoach 61 bus to Ryeford and follow this section of the Cotswold Way over Coaley Peak, Uley Bury and Cam Long Down back to Dursley. This walk is about 7.2 miles in length. The walk could also be completed by walking from Dursley and catching the 61 bus back from Ryeford.

                Wotton under Edge to Dursley. For this walk why not catch bus 60 to Wotton under Edge and follow this section of the Cotswold Way through the village of North Nibley and over Stinchcombe Hill before reaching Dursley, A shorter option could be to catch the bus as far as North Nibley and follow the Cotswold Way from there over Stinchcombe Hill to Dursley.

Dursley Rambling Club

Dursley Rambling Club is a thriving club that walks every Sunday.  A variety of walks are offered to suit all abilities and are usually in the surrounding area but occasionally further afield. The Club also puts on a number of social events for members throughout the year. To contact them please send an e-mail to dursleyramblingclub@mail.com. 

St Bart's Ramblers

St Bart's Ramblers, a local walking group, have a regular walking programme. 

Cam's Stone Stile Walk

Cam's stone stiles walk is a moderate 2.5 (approx) walk taking you to see 5 of Cam's ancient stone stiles. To see and download the details of the walk please click here

Walking books on Cam, Dursley and District for sale.

This book was originally on sale for £4.95. We have a small number of these books which we are able to sell at the reduced price of £2.50. Please email us for more details on the book and delivery charges where applicable.
Alternatively copies can be purchased from Cam Parish Council Offices, The Council Shop, 4 Noel Lee Way, Cam GL11 5PS. For details of opening times of Cam Parish Council please see their website by clicking here.

For information on public transport in the Dursley area visit www.travelinesw.com or click on their logo